Ira is a Brand Strategist and Visual Designer with ten years’ experience at Arnold Worldwide, Korn Design, Adam & Company, SapientNitro, Alphabet Arm Design, Hamilton Hughes Design, and a few others. He has produced work for clients including Progressive Insurance, New Balance, Marriott, PF Flyers, Viximo, Timberland, Pepsi Co., and many others. Ira creates and extends identity systems across web and print media, as well as email, direct marketing, and packaging.
Born in the north-country of the wild and un-tamed state of Vermont, Ira developed a love for Punk Rock music in his teenage years. It was during this formative time in his youth that he developed the D.I.Y. ethic that has been a guiding principle of his approach to life every since. Deciding to strike out into unknown and lawless lands of Central New York, he attended Syracuse University and majored in Illustration, with a concentration in Printmaking. His path was marked by intense intellectual study and a heavy course-load in visual communication, art history, writing, and philosophy.
Following his undergraduate education, he returned to Vermont and worked in the design department at Select Design Ltd., where he learned the intricacies of brand creation and development. After a short stint in Providence, R.I., he landed a position at Hamilton Hughes Design in Boston. Their varied client base allowed him to work with players in both the technology industry as well as small local performing artists. In 2007, he accepted an opportunity from Alphabet Arm Design. As a designer there, he developed scores of brands for small-to-medium sized businesses, as well as working with large corporations and internationally known musicians. After a few bends he in the road, he took an opportunity in early 2012 to embark on a new chapter in his professional career that saw him hang up his own shingle and operate as a free agent. After about a year, he seized an opportunity to become a member of the team at Korn Design. There he plied his skills for unique brands and helped them communicate with their audience to grow their businesses. Most recently, he joined the Design Group at Arnold Worldwide. There he splits his time between the worlds of branding and interactive design, delivering creative solution to business challenges for an ever-growing client roster.
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